Tony Bellew: I don’t need David Haye, I’m closer to Andre Ward fight
Former WBC cruiserweight title holder Tony Bellew has seemingly moved on from a rematch with David Haye, for good.
Bellew, speaking at a Q and A with Betsafe from his gym on Monday, ratified what promoter Eddie Hearn previously stated regarding negotiations with Haye.
Both sides have been far from an agreement after opening talks for a rematch following Bellew’s stoppage win over the one-time world heavyweight champion in March.
On how the dealings went from his point of view, Bellew said: “Right now he’s saying one thing, I’m saying another and there is no middle ground.
“I’ve already shocked the world. I don’t care if people think I won because of that injury. Hopefully it can happen again so I can prove to everyone I can beat him no matter what; if it doesn’t, so be it.
“I don’t need David Haye, my career does not revolve around David Haye. My career revolves around me and what I choose to do.”
‘The Bomber’ has now surprisingly re-entered dialogue with pound for pound king Andre Ward about a potential catchweight contest, which seems to be the focus for Bellew in the short-term.
“We’ve sat down with Andre Ward’s team, I’ve personally sat down with Joseph Parker and his team, and I leave Eddie to deal with the other fella (David Haye) from London.”
“David is an amazing fighter, athlete and sportsman. When it comes to business he’s an absolute moron. Well it’s not even him, it’s people his side.
“I’m sure they say the business people my side are morons too because we’re all fighting to get that little percentage more.
“I’m further away than ever with the David Haye fight, that’s just the way it is. I’m a lot closer now to the Andre Ward fight than I ever have been before,” he concluded.